The U.S. Army recently fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The XM17 and XM18 Modular Handgun System program is one of the first in a whole line of modernization efforts that the Army will pursue over the next few years. The Army plans to field the MHS to infantry brigade combat teams, Stryker brigade combat teams, heavy brigade combat teams, National Guard tactical combat forces, Department of the Army civilian gate guards, and the U.S. Army Special Forces Command. Because the M9 and M11 are old, the Army needed to find a new handgun system that was more accurate, reliable and durable. For more details, visit the KitUp! blog.